Since 2004 Emily Alexander, founder of E Alexander Designs, has been designing and creating beautiful pillows from antique fabrics and tapestries.
Emily grew up learning needlepoint, petit point and crewel. Later in life, her love of fine textiles and beautiful old things led her on a search for antique pillows for her own home. Trips to Europe ignited her interest in antique fabrics, and the idea was born that she would create her own pillows.
Emily travels to France, England and Italy, scouring auctions, flea markets and antique shows in search of beautiful old (16th, 17th and 18th century) textile pieces, Aubussons, tapestries, needlepoint and toile. With each piece, she personally creates a one-of-a-kind pillow, filled with the highest quality down, backed with premium silks, velvets and linens, detailed with antique trims. She also seeks antique ecclesiastical vestments and adornments to incorporate in her pillow designs.
Emily has a degree in Textiles and Communications from Louisiana State University and now lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband and pet Labrador. She has two grown sons and one granddaughter.
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